The Pacers may no longer have Paul George, but they do have new Nike uniforms, and they’re pretty sweet.
Nike’s agreement as the NBA’s uniform supplier begins this season.
The Pacers unveiled the threads after a day-long tease on its social media accounts Friday, that also included the unveiling of a new court design.
We caught up with a league scout to get his views on the 10 rookies who made the biggest marks on Summer League this year what he loved about their performance, and what he didn’t love so much.
Look, the passing we knew about. His ability to see the floor and create easy baskets, we knew about that. I was impressed with the other things. He is an excellent rebounder. He’s worked on a post game, too. He can post up smaller guards. We did not see that much. He has tremendous body control when he drives, he can finish off-balance. Love the passing ability, but I loved the other parts of his game.
Defenses I saw were making things a little too easy on him. You can go under the screen on him, but you still have to pick him up aggressively on the other side. NBA defenses are going to be a lot more aware of his deep passes, too. I don’t know how often he will be able to throw those 50-footers. So he will have a lot to learn against better defenders, but so far so good with him.
Thomas initially suffered the injury May 12 in the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Wizards in the team’s second-round series. A week later, he re-aggravated a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during the team’s Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers and was ruled out for the remainder of the postseason.